The Academic Catalog+
All undergraduate degree seeking applicants are admitted to GSU, but not into a major program of study. Listing an intended major on your application gives your advisor a better idea of your academic goals. Once you are admitted to the University you may contact your academic advisor for information about declaring your major. Please see the academic catalog for a list of potential majors and their requirements.
Complete an Application+
For your convenience, you can complete an application online for the first year undergraduate degree programs. Apply here.
Please note that freshmen will not be able to apply to the RN to BSN program.
Submit the Application+
Submit your application with the $25 application fee or fee waiver to avoid any processing delays.
Submit Supplemental Materials+
Supplemental materials to complete your application include transcripts, ACT scores and a personal statement.
Submit Official Transcripts+
Submit electronic official transcripts to: email@example.com
Send hard copies of official transcriptions to:
Governors State University - Admission Processing
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
Important: Transcripts must be sent directly from your previous school to GSU. If electronic transcripts are sent to you in error, return them to your previous school and request that they be sent directly to GSU. If your previous school sends you a paper version of your transcript, forward it to GSU unopened in the sealed envelope it came in.
Be sure to include:
- ACT/SAT and other test scores (when applicable)
- Credentials Evaluation (If you have completed course work outside of the USA, a course by course credential evaluation, by a NACES member will be required).
Evaluation & Processing+
The early action deadline for first year students is November 15th. Those students with applications in by that deadline will have an admission decision by January 31st. Applications will be open for first year students until April 1st. Students who apply after the November 15th early action deadline will be notified after February 15th of their admission decision.
Letter of Admission Decision+
After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Office of Admission with your admission decision. Students who have applied by the early action deadline of November 15th will be notified by January 31st of their admission decision.